The Ensemble


Grades: 6th - 8th


Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm 

Sundays from 12pm to 5pm

Highwood Rec Center



The Skokie Theatre,

December and May

Cost: (Upon Acceptance Into The Ensemble)


A $500 fee is due upon casting to hold your spot in the Ensemble.  This fee is separate from tuition and is non-refundable. 


Semester 1 Tuition : $1275 is due AUGUST 20, 2021

Semester 2 Tuition : $1275 is due January 1, 2022 

*Ensemble Tuition is non-refundable. 

Special circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Basic Information:

  • Everybody must re-audition each year. The purpose: to re-engage and show the student's growth and commitment.  Each year we lose our eighth graders because they age out of The Ensemble, leaving openings for new students. 

  • Auditions for The Ensemble are typically in May or June for the coming school year.

  • We do not announce the show until we have chosen our group.  The December show is announced in August, the May show is announced in December.  

  • We hire professional choreographers to choreograph our shows.

  • We have a live accompanist at all of our rehearsals.

  • Every student is given 2 comps per semester for the show.

  • Included in your tuition are two T-shirts, one for each production

  • We do not recommend auditioning a cappella. We hire a live accompanist for our auditions. Please bring sheet music in your key, properly mark it, and put it in a binder.

  • Please bring a picture and resume to your audition with contact info on it. The picture does not have to be professionally done. A picture is typically 8 x 10, but again, it does not have to be 8 x 10.